Description of John Horse in U.S. Army lore
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Porter cites the historian for the Eighth Infantry, in which John Horse served, describing
him in 1873 as "six-feet two in his bare feet, broad-shouldered and straight as a gun-wiper.... [He] could smell an Indian a mile off
... follow a trail by moonlight, at a gallop over a burnt prairie; talk English
... and ... supply any quantity of gophers for the Commanding General's table at an hour's notice."
Wilhelm 1: 154. ©
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